WSR 99-07-124



[ Filed March 24, 1999, 9:46 a.m. ]

The Following Sections are Proposed for Expedited Repeal: WAC 16-752-115, 16-752-120, 16-752-125, 16-752-130, 16-752-135, 16-752-140, 16-752-145, 16-752-146, 16-752-147, 16-752-150, 16-752-155, 16-752-160, 16-752-165, and 16-752-170.

Rules Proposed for Expedited Repeal Meet the Following Criteria: Rule is no longer necessary because of changed circumstances.

Any person who objects to the repeal of the rule must file a written objection to the repeal within thirty days after publication of this preproposal statement of inquiry.

Address Your Objection to: Mary A. Martin Toohey, Assistant Director, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Lab Services Division, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560.

Reason the Expedited Repeal of the Rule is Appropriate: The portions of the current noxious weed control rules proposed for expedited repeal set forth procedures for the State Noxious Weed Control Board to implement a noxious weeds grant program. This program is authorized in statute (RCW 17.10.250), but it has not been funded or active since 1993. The "noxious weed control account fund" no longer exists, and the State Noxious Weed Control Board has no plans to request its reinstatement. At the March 16, 1999, meeting of the State Noxious Weed Control Board, the board advised Mary Toohey, the Washington State Department of Agriculture representative, unanimously that these WAC sections should be repealed, as they are obsolete.

March 24, 1999

Mary A. Martin Toohey

Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office